Joan Druett is an award-winning historian and novelist, specializing in maritime history. Her many books include the Wiki Coffin historical crime series and the nonfiction titles In the Wake of Madness, Rough Medicine, and Tupaia.
Auckland Island is a godforsaken place in the middle of the Southern Ocean, 285 miles south of New Zealand. With year-round freezing rain and howling winds, it is one of the most forbidding places in the world. To be shipwrecked there means almost certain...[SEE MORE]